Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Tahini Sauce - a fast and easy side dish recipe
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Grilled Asparagus with Tahini Lemon Sauce

A fast and easy summer side dish recipe, asparagus is grilled until slightly charred then drizzled with a creamy tahini lemon sauce.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Lebanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 83 kcal
Author Liz DellaCroce


  • 20 Dole asparagus spears trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Tahini Lemon Sauce

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 clove grated garlic
  • slices toasted almond optional garnish


  1. Pre-heat the grill on high head and place trimmed asparagus spears in a resealable plastic bag. Add olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and black pepper to the bag. Seal and shake well to coat.
  2. Grill asparagus on high heat until charred on both sides, about 5-6 minutes flipping once halfway through.
  3. While the asparagus is grilled, begin making the lemon tahini sauce. To start, whisk together the lemon juice, tahini, garlic and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Working 1 tablespoon at a time, whisk in warm water until sauce becomes smooth and you've reached designed consistency.
  4. Arrange grilled asparagus on a platter and drizzle with the lemon tahini sauce before topping with toasted almond slices to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Asparagus with Tahini Lemon Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.7g 10%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.9g
Sodium 613mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 5.9g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Sugars 2.4g
Protein 2.9g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.